Friday’s Florals: Armistice Day: Drowning in Poppies

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Phoneography: Nature’s beauty

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Good morning from another sunny Hastings day.

Another month has gone by and we are back to nature photography for Sally’s challenge:

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/phoneography-and-non-slr-photo-challenge-nature-and-more-afternoon-refractions/

We have such a lovely show of these deep purple irises at the moment and I can’t take enough photos of them.  These I took just as I got up this morning as the light was more muted.  Now as I look out the light is much stronger now.

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Edited with GIMP and Photoscape.

http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/phoneography-and-non-slr-photo-challenge-nature/

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature-hanging-in-there/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/10794/

http://uniqueartchic.com/2014/11/03/sunshine-fall/

It is a big day for me.  My big teenage son has his leavers dinner tonight and finishes school on Thursday.  He just has to complete his final exams and then he is free.  He turns 18 in January and has been accepted at our local community college – EIT to do a degree in computer systems.  I am so proud of him getting this far and has done so well, considering he has dyslexia and had received no help at all at his high school.

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Floral Friday: miniature iris.

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Yesterday as I was doing my blog I noticed this iris coming into bloom. It was rather fast. It seemed that one minute it was a small bud, and the next it was fully open.

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http://nowathome.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/floral-friday-african-iris/

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